Ellowyne’s Christmas dress is in the works….

A few days ago I asked my readers to vote for who should be the next doll to get a new Christmas dress from me… and Ellowyne Wilde, by Robert Tonner was the big winner. I don’t sew for her as much as I’d like and it’s not because I don’t like her. She is is gorgeous doll and has such a poseable body that whatever you make looks good on her. My problem is I sew most of the time for child like dolls and it just doesn’t come easy for me to switch gears to this 19 year old fashionista! But I gave it my best shot.

I first decided to buy a new pattern by Magalie made especially for Ellowyne.

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Then I proceeded to pick out some fabric for her. I tried the red…no…it’s too hard to photograph.

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Maybe the gold gilded prints? No…too blah…

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Maybe a Christmas plaid? No…too big for Ellowyne…

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Maybe a small holly print? No…I didn’t have any trims to go with this one….

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How about this pretty gold and cream print? Too stiff..

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Last one… A pretty Christmas print that is both elegant and a small enough print to work! Finally, I picked one!

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I am serious when I say I probably could have made the dress already by now. There were other prints too… I was just too embarrassed to show you how many I actually considered before finally picking the one I did.

Okay…let’s get this baby cut out!

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The bodice and sleeves were a little tricky as the inside is completely lined.

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I just had to pin the front panel up and see what it was going to look like…

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The skirt ruffles were gathered and attached to the back and side bodices…

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Tiny burgundy buttons and hidden snaps were sewn on the back…

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Well, it’s 20 minutes after midnight, so I am calling it a day, or night… You’ll have to come back tomorrow to hopefully see if I get this dress finished.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Comments

  1. I just love Magalie’s patterns. They are wonderful and I love the print you chose for Ellowyne. Can’t wait to see the finished dress.

    • Thank you Christine,
      Yes, Magalie’s patterns ARE wonderful! Ellowyne feels quite pretty in her new dress.. I hope I can get it finished today.
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Jeannie B. in TX says:

    I am really loving this one! I think you picked the perfect print and you cannot beat Magalie’s patterns. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  3. It’s going to be so pretty! Can’t wait to see it!

  4. Gorgeous choice of material !!!!!!!!!! It’s a very elegant Christmas pattern.
    It is snowing!!!! 1st real snow in this part of the country. It looks like little white beads on the ground.
    Blessings, Paula

    • Hi Paula,
      We are supposed to “maybe” get snow on Saturday or Sunday…I still want some more Fall!
      Thanks, Jeanne

  5. Lynne Hull says:

    Jeanne, I am so glad I am not the only person to go through trials and tribulations in picking fabric and also patterns. I love the fabric you chose.

  6. HI Lynne,
    I hope you like the finished dress… Ellowyne sure does!
    Wait till you hear about the rest of the dress making…
    blessings, Jeanne

    • Lynne Hull says:

      Jeanne I can’t wait everyday to read your blog. The excitement to see photos and sometimes just get tips to better my sewing. Can’t wait to show all of you something I have been working on for Marie Grace (AG)

      • Thank you Lynne,
        It’s nice to know that you are having fun reading what I have to say each day. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on… do let us know when it’s done!
        Blessings, Jeanne

  7. Can’t wait to see it finished.. I have a few of her pattern also..

    • HI Kath,
      I figured it had been so long since I sewed for Ellowyne, that I’d treat her to a new pattern…
      well, treat MYSELF to the pattern… it was nice!
      Blessings, Jeanne

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